Among the victims of the Astroworld Festival are a student, 21, as well as a boy, 14, and a 27-year-old man who gave his life to save a relative.


Among the victims of the Astroworld Festival are a student, 21, as well as a boy, 14, and a 27-year-old man who gave his life to save a relative.

At least eight people were killed in the stampede, including a student who traveled alone to the Astroworld Festival.

Axel Acosta, 21, died at the Travis Scott concert in Houston, Texas on Friday when the 50,000-strong crowd erupted.

According to Cynthia Acosta, the student’s aunt, he traveled to Houston alone from Washington to see the rapper.

“It was his first time going to an event like that,” she told KTRK.

Axel Acosta, of Yakima County, was identified as one of the victims by his father Edgar Acosta, just hours after cops released a photo of the 21-year-old as part of their information request.

After the concert, Edgar became concerned when his son did not return to his hotel room.

At Western Washington University, the 21-year-old was pursuing a degree in computer science.

“By all accounts, Axel was a young man with a vibrant future,” Melynda Huskey, the university’s vice-president of enrolment and student services, told KRTK.

On this very sad day, we send our deepest condolences to his family.”

Despite his father’s identification of him as one of the victims, Axel’s body has yet to be positively identified by coroners.

Family members have identified seven of the eight victims so far.

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John Hilgert, a 14-year-old schoolboy, has been identified as the youngest victim.

John, a talented baseball player, was a freshman at Memorial High School in Houston.

“Our hearts go out to the student’s family, friends, and our staff at Memorial,” the school’s principal Lisa Weir wrote in a letter to parents.

This is a tragic loss, and the entire MHS family is in mourning right now.

“Please remember the student’s family in your prayers as they cope with this tragedy.”

“We will have counselors available to students next week to provide any assistance or support they may require.”

According to the Houston Chronicle, John told his classmate Robby Hendrix, 15, on Friday that he wanted to get to the event early so he could get a good spot.

“Everything about that night was a tragedy,” Hendrix’s mother, Tracy Faulkner, told the outlet.

John was an excellent student and athlete who was also extremely courteous.

He was the sweetest and brightest young man I’d ever met.”

“They were both in the same place at the same time,” Faulkner explained, “and one came home and the other we will never see.”

Justin Higgs, John’s baseball coach, paid tribute to him on Instagram as well.

“RIP, John Hilgert,” he wrote.

John made an impression on everyone he met, and he was remembered for the rest of his life.

I recall John…

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